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W e lc o m e to Rennes B THE RENNES INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY CENTRE (CMI RENNES) In Rennes, the mobility centre's task is to support the international mobility of students, PhD students and researchers in Rennes' universities and grandes écoles. A service of the Université Bretagne Loire The Université Bretagne Loire brings together 7 universities, 15 grandes écoles, and 5 research organisations in Brittany and the Pays de la Loire. The EURAXESS welcoming of international PhD students and researchers The network includes over 200 centres across 38 European countries, destined to assist researchers and their families when moving to another country. In Rennes, these services are also provided by the Rennes International Mobility Centre (CMI Rennes). The centre offers (free)services tailored to your particular needs, and offers assistance to foreign researchers and their families when arriving and settling in Rennes. Specific welcoming activities have also been developed for international PhD students who have come to Rennes. 1. Help in preparing the stay This communauté d'universités et établissements (ComUE - community of universities and establishments) aims to develop the scientific and academic potential of this region at national and international levels. o Before their arrival in France, international PhD students and researchers are invited to contact the EURAXESS Service Centre to receive information about their future host city. A major actor in innovation, the Université Bretagne Loire coordinates policies with regard to research strategy and courses on offer. In particular, it is responsible for 10 research departments and 11 doctoral schools. 2. A special welcome o If they request it, PhD students and researchers can enjoy personalised attention and be assisted in finding their feet and settling down. It favours digital technology-based interdisciplinary practices and cooperation as key tools in the realising of its ambitions. o Receipt of a 'welcome parcel', containing a variety of information on aspects of life in Rennes. Its members have access to mutualised tools and services, including, for example, a digital c@mpus, a regional scientific and technical skills mapping system, a European projects engineering hub, and a student hub for innovation,transfer, and entrepreneurship. o An information service + help with administrative procedures such as applying for a residency permit (titre de séjour), opening a bank account, dealing with insurance, legal help, help in finding accommodation (a service only available for researchers), and organising education for children, help with CAF procedures... Its mains functions for the students : o For international students: Social evening events, assistance with residence permit applications; cultural events and excursions in Brittany. o For French students: Preparing for mobility programmes, international week, organisation of IELTS English language tests with the British Council, and more... 3. The discovery of a new cultural environment o Language and cultural activities are organised for researchers and their spouses so that not only can they learn French or improve their level, but they can also meet other people on mobility programmes. o A cultural program offering a choice of live entertainment as well as outings to places of general and industrial interest within the region is also arranged for them. For further information Centre de mobilité internationale de Rennes Cité internationale 1, place Paul Ricœur - 35000 Rennes Accès : boulevard de la Liberté Métro : Charles de Gaulle / Bus : Liberté-TNB 13

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Sommaire : Fr
Présentation de Rennes
A La ville de Rennes
B Le Centre de mobilité internationale de Rennes
Formalités d’entrée et de séjour
A Obtenir un visa
B Obtenir un titre de séjour
S’assurer et se soigner
A Sécurité sociale et assurance santé
B L'accès aux soins
Se loger
A Chercher un logement
B Informations pratiques
C Avant l’installation
D Garantie et caution solidaire
Banque et argent
A Ouvrir un compte
B Coût de la vie
C Impôts
D Retraites
Venir avec sa famille
A Démarches administratives
B Système éducatif
C Scolarité
D Modes de garde des enfants en bas âge
E Travail pour les conjoints
F Allocations familiales
G Chômage et droits des étrangers
Vie quotidienne
A Se restaurer
B Se déplacer
C Apprendre le français
D Communiquer
Temps libre : culture, loisirs, activités sportives
A Centres d’information
B Evénements culturels
C Loisirs, détente
D Activités sportives
Contacts utiles
Table of contents : En
Welcome to Rennes
A The city of Rennes
B The Rennes International Mobility Centre
Entry and residency formalities
A Obtaining a visa
B Obtaining un titre de séjour (residency permit)
Health insurance and health care
A Social security and health insurance
B Access to health care
A Finding somewhere to live
B Practical information
C Before moving in
D Deposit and co-signing
Banks and money
A Opening an account
B The cost of living
C Income tax
D Retirement pensions
Coming with your family
A Administrative procedures
B Educational system
C Schools
D Childcare facilities for young children
E Organising work for your spouse
F Family allowances/benefits
G Unemployment and the Rights of Foreigners
Daily life
A Eating
B Getting around
C Learning French
D Communicating
Free time : culture, leisure and sporting activities
A Where to get information
B Cultural events and festivals
C Leisure activities
D Sporting activities
Useful contacts

The International RESEARCHER and PhD STUDENT’s Guide to RENNES